Antonio Brown hits out at Ben Roethlisberger in Twitter Q&A

Antonio Brown hits out at Ben Roethlisberger in Twitter Q&A

Brown has formally requested that the Steelers trade him, and earlier this week he posted a self-aggrandizing video on social media outlets saying goodbye to Pittsburgh fans. Roethlisberger said after the season he considers Brown a friend and wanted him to return to the team.

Given that there's been no talks about Brown and the Steelers' brass, it seems highly likely the game's most-productive receiver will in fact be traded.

There's a lot we don't know about what went wrong for the Steelers, but on Saturday we learned why the reported conflict between Roethlisberger and Brown may have come to a head.

During a Twitter Q&A, Antonio Brown was asked what caused his conflict with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. "Mutual respect! He has [an] owner mentality like he can call out anybody including coaches", he wrote. "It's a dirty game within a game. truth".

Citing sources, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweeted on Friday that Rooney has a property in Florida, as Brown does, and "hoped" to meet with Brown "to clear the air".

"After the coach tell the team I quit while nursing some bumps then invite me to watch the show with same guys thinking I quit", Brown tweeted. "I'm the bad guy doe (sic) we miss post season think about it".

Brown is expected to meet with Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II - who has declined to disparage Brown despite futile attempts to communicate with the nine-year pro - in coming days.

However, with his recent frustrations, it's hard to see exactly how the wide receiver could salvage his relationship with the franchise to still be a player for them entering the 2019 season. He is owed a $2.5 million roster bonus on March 17.

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